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Reliance Opts for More Time to Deploy Deep Driller 4
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 Reliance India has entered into a contract for the deployment of the Deep Driller 4 jackup and has declared the fist of two six-month options.
Coastal to Put Songkhla A-03 On Stream in Late November
Thursday, November 13, 2008 Coastal Energy has successfully completed drilling the Songkhla A-03 well, and the company plans to finish the well as a producer once an additional tanker is on location in late November.
Coastal Tests Positive Production Flow at Songkhla A-01
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Coastal Energy has completed a successful flow test of the Songkhla A-01 well.
Nido, Kairiki Wrap Up Shallow Water Drilling Program Offshore Philippines
Thursday, October 30, 2008 Nido and Kairiki have released the jackup drilling rig WilBoss from service and have concluded their 2008 shallow water drilling program in Service Contract 54 on time and on budget.
Nido Confirms Tindalo-1 Oil Discovery Offshore Philippines
Thursday, October 23, 2008 Nido has confirmed the discovery of oil at the Tindalo-1 well in Service Contract 54, located in the Palawan Basin offshore the Philippines.
Keppel FELS Delivers Fourth Sinvest Jackup Drilling Rig
Friday, October 17, 2008 Keppel FELS has delivered the jackup drilling rig, Deep Driller 6, to Sinvest on time and within budget.
Awilco Snags LOI from CNOOC for WilSeeker, WilBoss Jackups
Monday, October 13, 2008 Awilco through Premium Drilling received a LOI from CNOOC for a two year drilling program for the jackups WilSeeker and WilBoss.
COSL Names New Jackup 'WilSeeker'
Thursday, October 09, 2008 COSL has successfully hosted a naming ceremony in Singapore for its new 375-feet jackup drilling rig WilSeeker.
Nido, Kairiki Spud Tindalo-1 in SC 54
Monday, October 06, 2008 Nido Petroleum and Kairiki Energy have spudded the Tindalo-1 exploration well in Service Contract 54 on October 3, 2008. Tindalo-1 is targeting the same reservoir that was oil-bearing at Yakal-1 and is expected to take three weeks to drill.
Puffin-11 Sings for AED, Sinopec JV
Monday, September 29, 2008 AED Oil reported that drilling at the primary SW1 target in the Puffin South West in the Timor Sea offshore Australia has successfully intersected an oil bearing Puffin sand at 2,013 meters true vertical depth subsea.
Husky Oil Inks Deal to Use Deep Driller 5 Offshore China
Friday, September 26, 2008 A Letter of Agreement has been signed with Husky Oil China in relation to the possible deployment of the jackup rig Deep Driller 5 for operations offshore China.
Nido, Kairiki Confirm Oil Discovery at Yakal-1 Offshore Palawan
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Nido has confirmed the discovery of a 78-meter oil column at the Yakal-1 well in SC54, offshore the Philippines.
Coastal to Complete First Songkhla Well Offshore Thailand by October
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Coastal Energy provided an operational update for its Songkhla field development offshore Thailand. The Company expects to drill its first well in September using the Deep Driller 7 and to complete and test the well by mid-October.
Nido, Kairiki Spud Yakal-1 in Philippines' SC 54
Tuesday, September 09, 2008 Nido and its Joint Venture partner Kairiki announced that drilling commenced with the spud of the Yakal-1 exploration well in Service Contract 54 on September 8, 2008.
Deep Driller 7 Sets Sail for 3-Month Operations Offshore Thailand
Monday, September 08, 2008 A contract, valued at $18 million, was signed for the deployment of the new build jackup rig Deep Driller 7 offshore Thailand.
WilBoss Jackup Sets Sail for Operations Offshore Palawan
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 Nido Petroleum and its Joint Venture partner, Kairiki Energy, announced that as of Friday, August 29, 2008, the WilBoss jackup drilling rig began mobilizing from Vietnam to Service Contract 54, located offshore the Palawan Island in the Philippines.
Premier Set to P&A Chim Cong Well in Vietnam's Block 12W
Thursday, August 28, 2008 Premier reported that the Chim Cong well on Block 12W in Vietnam was drilled to a total depth of 2,964 meters, resulting in a marginal oil discovery. The well will now be plugged and abandoned.
Nexus Prepares to P&A Sidestep-1 Offshore Northern Territory
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Nexus advised that the Sidestep-1 exploration well in exploration permit NT/P66, offshore Northern Territory, has reached the planned total depth of 1,828 meters and will now be plugged and abandoned.
WilBoss to Arrive, Drill 2 Wells Offshore Palawan Island in September
Monday, August 25, 2008 Nido and its Joint Venture partner, Kairiki, are pleased to announce that the arrival of the WilBoss drilling rig has been accelerated to early September 2008. The WilBoss will drill two wells in SC54, located offshore Palawan Island, Philippines.
Awilco Highlights Jackup Commitments, Q2 Earnings
Thursday, August 21, 2008 Awilco Offshore ASA has provided an operational and financial update for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, which included information concerning the Company's jackup commitments and total revenue earnings.